Author: David M. Weinberg

Israel needs creative maneuvering to ensure its security, alongside devotion to Zionist and Jewish goals. Announcing the new Institute for Zionist Strategy and National Security (Misgav), led by Meir Ben Shabbat. (I am involved too.)
Beware the doomsday discourse about irreparable depredations in Israel’s democratic moorings. The poison it pumps into Israel’s soul and standing is far worse than its proximate cause.
Compared to the ongoing Palestinian terrorist mega-pogrom against Israeli Jews, the Huwara rampage must rank as one the weakest pogroms in the ugly history of pogroms. So where is the anguish over Israeli Jews continuously murdered by Palestinian terrorists?
If the Jordanians hold a “special role” on the Temple Mount, supposedly meaning they help keep the peace, why have they allowed it to become ground zero for antisemitic incitement and violence? Where does King Abdullah’s well-massaged image as a “moderate” find expression in management of the Temple Mount?
The hysterical handwringing about judicial reform – which intelligent observers know will yet be moderated and slowed by the process of negotiating this through the Knesset – only feeds the anti-Israel monster that exists out there in the world, saps Israeli and Jewish self-confidence, and worst of all – creates self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s economic isolation. Alas, this is time-worn left-wing trick: Threatening global ruin to scare-off Israelis from reasonable right-wing policies.
David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
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